Our Memberships & Awards
North American Technician Excellence
Founded in 1997, North American Technician Excellence (NATE) is the nation’s largest non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, NATE is the certification organization governed, owned, operated, developed and supported by the entire HVAC/R industry.
NATE Tests. Others Train
NATE certification tests represent real world working knowledge of HVAC and HVAC/R systems. Developed by a committee of industry experts nationwide, our NATE exams represent HVAC/R topics pertinent to contractors, educators, manufacturers and utilities alike.
All of the NATE tests are rigorous, multiple-choice, knowledge-based tests and validate a technician’s knowledge. NATE candidates may earn Installation and/or Service certification in one or more SPECIALTY areas, including:
Canadian GeoExchange Coalition
The CGC is guided by a vision to transform the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) market in Canada by:
1) Expanding the market in Canada for geoexchange products and services.
2) Facilitating business development in a way that complements the participants core business.
3) Promoting the CGC's contribution to the Canadian economy through increased sales revenues, jobs creation, and enhanced export.
4) opportunities and Improving environmental performance, including the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Lennox Circle of Excellence Award
Lennox Circle of Excellence Award recognizes the performance of Lennox Dealers. And only successful dealer gets this award for their great accomplishments in Sales and effective business strategies.
We are very proud to be honored with Lennox Circle of Excellence Award for our highest sales performance, successful advertising and promotional campaigns.
Electrical Safety Authority
We are responsible for administering specific regulations related to the Ontario Electrical Safety Code (OESC), licensing Electrical Contractors and Master Electricians, electricity distribution system safety, and electrical products safety. ESA also works extensively with stakeholders throughout the province to educate, train, promote, and foster electrical safety.
ESA is a financially self-sustaining, not-for-profit corporation that operates as an Administrative Authority under the Electricity Act, 1998, and has an Administrative Agreement with the Ministry of Consumer Services.
Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada
Founded in 1968, the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) is a non-profit national trade association of manufacturers, wholesalers and contractors in the Canadian heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industries.
More than 1,300 member companies provide products and services for indoor environments and essential refrigeration processes. HRAI also has more than 200 associate members including utilities, municipalities, educational institutions, consultants, manufacturers representatives and related trade organizations.
Toronto Construction Association
The Toronto Construction Association, or the General Builders' Society as it was called then, was founded in February 1867 by a group of 58 Canadian construction industry executives. The association's mandate in those early days was to promote the highest possible standards of professionalism in an industry characterized by stiff competition and often razor thin margins.
Today, more than 140 years later, not much has changed. Our membership is bigger, of course, with more than 2200 member companies representing something approaching 300, 000 local construction industry practitioners, but our mandate is ostensibly the same.
Technical Standards & Safety Authority
TSSA is a not-for-profit, self-funded organization dedicated to enhancing public safety. With headquarters in Toronto, TSSA employs approximately 320 staff across Ontario, of which approximately 70 percent work in operations. Governed by a 13-member board of directors, TSSA is accountable to the Ontario government, the residents of Ontario and its other stakeholders.
While TSSA s is required to enforce the Technical Standards and Safety Act and regulations, the organization has embraced a much broader role than compliance. Through both promotion and enforcement actions, TSSA seeks to continuously improve safety. TSSA cannot respond to all public safety risks through compliance actions. Many incidents are caused by operator or user behaviour and can at best only be influenced by TSSA. As a result, TSSA seeks to act as both a regulator and an advocate firmly committed to improving safety.